Abstract

Abstract:

Focusing on Williams-Garcia’s No Laughter Here (2004) and Craigie’s What Was Never Said (2015), this article questions their representation of female genital mutilation (FGM). It considers the use of voice, writing, and sisterhood in promoting awareness of FGM, and the tactics used to speak of it, while simultaneously sheltering the reader from graphic descriptions. Further, it explores the ways in which they reveal, well intentioned as they undoubtedly are, very Western constructions of African traditions.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1918-6983
Print ISSN
0006-7377
Pages
pp. 22-34
Launched on MUSE
2019-05-07
Open Access
No
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